Google Lens is currently making its way to Google Photos on millions of Android devices, but that’s old news. Now it appears that Google Lens is arriving as part of the Google Assistant. Have a 2017 or 2018 flagship smartphone, you might be in luck!
Have you ever wanted to gain information from a particular photo? Google Lens can do that for you with the touch of a button. Last year, Google introduced Lens alongside improvements to the Google Assistant and apps the functionality would be brought to. The feature has been available on Pixel and Pixel 2 phones for some time, and has even been given some updates. But today, it is arriving for many more people.
Google made a big deal about Google Lens during its showcase of the Google Assistant and its different capabilities back in May at the company’s developer conference. The functionality has since been brought to Pixel and Pixel 2 phones in a preview form, but could soon gain some functionality.
Google Lens, which began its roll out on Google Photos a couple of weeks ago with a “preview” as demoed at Google I/O 2017, is now rolling out to OG Pixel and Pixel 2 owners.
Google is wrapping things up over at Google I/O 2017, and we wanted to create a separate post detailing more specifically one of the new features Google is to begin integrating across some its popular services. Towards the beginning of Google’s keynote, the tech giant’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, announced a new initiative called Google Lens.
Google is rolling out quite a few app updates this week including one for Google Photos, another for Google Street View, one for Gboard, and now a really cool one for Google Duo. With the latest update to Google Duo, users can share fun little video messages. Essentially, the feature is like Voicemail, but with video instead of just audio.
The Pixel 2 already has downright the best camera on any smartphone, as proved by DxOMark benchmarks. But Google isn’t stopping there. Today, the company has turned on ‘Pixel Visual Core,’ a custom designed co-processor on Pixel 2.
The Google Assistant is Google’s virtual assistant, and it has been available for some time now on smartphones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and later, with addition to select iPhone models. This week, Google announced that its machine learning AI assistant will be available on more devices.